• Debra Topham

Nominations open to 2020-25 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Professionals are sought for federal committee to shape food and nutrition policies. USDA and the Department of Health & Human Services are seeking nominations for the committee developing the 2020-25 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  This committee is expected to start Fall 2018/Winter2019 and meet 5 times.  Its duties will be to establish more of a framework for federal nutrition programs, particularly the nutrient needs for pregnant women and children from birth to 24 months.

The role is an independent, science-based advisory role.  Historically the committee has had challenges finding industry-experienced experts.

Applications Due By: October 6, 2018

Pre-publication details announced in Federal Register. http://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2018-19302.pdf

Additional information about the Committee is available at http://www.dietaryguidelines.gov

The September 5, 2018 USDA Press Release, titled “Nominations now open for the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee”, is posted at http://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2018/09/05/nominations-now-open-2020-dietary-guidelines-advisory-committee

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